Herbal Teas have been a popular beverage since time immemorial and dates back to the ancient China and Egypt. Various herbs and spices are brewed into this wonderful beverage and relished.
Herbal Teas stir pleasant memories, be it the first cup you shared with your mother or the time you escaped to a café just to unwind and relax. The aroma might fade but the memory remains. Divine, heaven on earth, call it as you please but herbal teas are just the thing to calm a chaotic day. A tiny little herbal tea bag or freshly brewed tisane can make all the difference to your life. The main flavour comes through in earthy and warm undertones, be it floral, vegetal, rooty or even fruity!
Types of Herbal Teas
Herbal teas can be made from spices, leaves, flowers, roots and more. Also known as tisane, these concoctions are caffeine free and wonderfully alive with flavours. The most incredible thing is that there is no right or wrong way to brew this. You are the creator of your own flavours and blends.
Health Benefits of Herbal Tea
Herbal Teas are power packed with antioxidants. Depending upon the main ingredient, the concoction can work wonders for your body. They are good for the skin, a fine way to detox your body and also acts as a miracle worker for digestive issues. What’s more? It’s also an appetite suppressant and hence a great addition to your health regimen. Herbal green teas are the easy picks for fitness.
Herbal Teas such as ginger, spearmint, turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties thus relieving you of a number of chronic health conditions such as headaches and gastrointestinal distress.
Herbal Tea Preparation
If Tea brewing is magic, then herbal tea making is an art on its own. The whole process is therapeutic. Take that favourite tea-pot, boil some water, add all the things you love – mint fresh from your kitchen garden or butterfly peas creeping on your porch or the aromatic spices that you bought from your last vacation to the mountains. The options are endless. Brew it till the aroma hits you and voilà you’ve made your own special herbal tea. Sweeten it with honey or stevia and all you’ve got to do now is snuggle into your comfortable spot and dream away with the cup in your hand.
If you are feeling extra inventive then brew your own combinations! Flavourful leaves such as peppermint or thyme can be paired with fennel seeds or chamomile for a sweet and vibrant blend. An incredible way to end your day and get that much-needed break.
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